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Summary

This itinerary is ideal for first time visitors, combining Rio and Salvador (the first two capitals of Brazil) where you’ll submerge in Brazilian culture and history. The final stop is Trancoso, the most iconic bare-foot luxury beach escape in the region where the Portuguese first arrived in the 1500’s.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
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A flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival you will be met and transffered to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro. 

After check-in, you will head for a reconnaissance tour of the area. You will enjoy the view from the platform on the hill-side of Leblon. You will then carry on down and start a leisurely walking tour of Ipanema and feel its unique vibe. Later you will move towards Copacabana to visit the iconic Copacabana Palace hotel, which has lodged more Kings, Presidents and Celebrities than all other Brazilian hotels put together. After that, you will walk or drive down to the Copacabana Fort for a drink at sunset with the iconic view of Copacabana bay before returning to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Day 2 - 3
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Today you will visit the Corcovado Mountain to see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will then descend the mountain and reach the charming Santa Teresa neighborhood, the artsy side of Rio.

After lunch, you will walk to the entrance of Pereira da Silva favela where, apart from an unique insight into the lives of Rio’s poorer communities, you will visit the fascinating Morrinho Art Project. End the day with a walk downtown and return to the hotel by car.

Accommodation: Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Day 3 - 4
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Today, hop on a bike, and start riding along the beach and head to Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Follow on to the Botanical Garden and after the visit, head to the lesser visited but stunning Lage Park.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Sugarloaf Mountain, going up using the cable-cars or, if you are really active, you can hike it up!

Accommodation: Fasano Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Day 4 - 5
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Today, after breakfast, you will fly to Salvador da Bahia. After being met, transferred and checked-in at the hotel, you will enjoy your day at leisure to explore the most African of all Brazilian cities, the country’s first capital and still considered the cultural city of Brazil. The people of Salvador are the best example of the country’s unique ethnic and cultural diversity, rarely found in the world today.

Accommodation: Aram Yami

Day 5 - 6
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Today, after breakfast, you will have your day to stroll around the streets of the historical district of Pelourinho, passing by the main historical sights, its cobbled streets, colourful colonial houses, busy squares and impressive churches.

In the afternoon, you will head down to the waterfront, to the quiet waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula, where life moves at a slower pace than the bustling historical district. You will then continue to the Monserrat district with its panoramic view of the city and to Mercado Modelo, a market for local artefacts and souvenirs or if you prefer something more authentic, you can explore the incredible vibe of the Sao Joaquim market.

Accommodation:
Aram Yami

Day 6 - 7
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After breakfast, you will have a short flight to Porto Seguro Airport from which you will travel to Trancoso. After you check-in to your hotel, simply remove your shoes, put those Havaianas on and wear them until your departure day! Explore the picture perfect Quadrado, the main square of the village and the epicenter of the village’s life. Join the locals for a soccer match, linger around the incredibly sophisticated shops hidden inside the fisherman houses or have a great meal in one of the many open air restaurants.

Accommodation: UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Day 7 - 8
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Day at leisure.

Accommodation: UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Day 8 - 9
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Day at leisure.

Accommodation: UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Day 9 - 10
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Day at leisure.

Accommodation: UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Day 10 -
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After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight to an international departure.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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